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Product Details

  • Series: Little Black Girl Lost (Book 1)
  • Paperback: 324 pages
  • Publisher: Urban Books (February 1, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0974702552
  • ISBN-13: 978-0974702551
  • Product Dimensions: 5.3 x 0.7 x 8.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (100 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #331,435 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Keith is the author of four novels: PRETENSES, Sugar & Spice, Little Black Girl Lost, and Fate's Redemption. He's also the former editor of Insight Magazine. He attained a top secret security clearance while serving in the United States Air Force. His duty stations included Texas, Mississippi, Nevada, California, Turkey, and various other places in his four years of service. Keith graduated with honors and holds a degree in electronics and general education. Excerpts of his work can be read at his website: www.keithleejohnson.com. His email address is keithleejohnson1@aol.com.

Customer Reviews

Good job Keith Lee Johnson.
Mary Crawford
This book grabbed my attention and kept hold of it until the very last pages.
Nichole Colombo
Wow.....Read this book and couldn't wait for book 2.
K. Neal

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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Chocolate Girl on January 23, 2005
Format: Paperback
Little Black Girl Lost is a novel filled with drama, action, and suspense. It will have you glued to the oversized chair, with peppermints and a bottle of water. It takes you back to an era where things happened and were often over-looked unless you took matters into your own hands. This is what Ms. Johnni Wise did. She handled business as she dealt with the life that was given to her, not of her own choosing. Ms. Wise had to grow up very quickly as her mother sold her virginity on Christmas Eve, and from there the trails and tribulations unfold. Your emotions will want to reach out and hug Ms. Johnnie Wise but she is resilient, a characteristic she must have in order to survive. So, come take this journey with Keith Lee Johnson as he invites you into the world of secrets, lies, betrayal, sex, and drama that Ms. Johnni Wise will encounter.
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16 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Nardsbaby VINE VOICE on March 18, 2005
Format: Paperback
Early 1950's in New Orleans we have a budding beauty Little Miss Johnnie "Wise" her very name is golden, and no one has yet to realize that this little miss is more than a sight for sore eyes! With a heart pure as gold, and a voice filled with praise Miss Wise is a child of God, and all she wants is to live accordingly. God bless the children!

That is until that rainy Christmas Eve. Miss Johnnie Wise innocence is loss forever thanks to the lust of a well known child molester, and a devious mother. A mother who in her own sick mind thought that she was sparing her child's heart! Did the ends justify the means?

Was I not a good Christian? Miss Wise pondered why she'd been lead astray. It wasn't even her who initiated the sin, yet Miss Johnnie Wise would have to incur the ridicule and try to understand the way of the world with or without God.

As Miss Johnnie Wise realized that she held the note for the most delectable "brown sugar" in New Orleans she uses her senses to profit utilizing her astonishing gift.

As jealousy steals her mothers life Johnnie Wise realizes that maybe it's too much. Or is it? She's found a secure new love in young Lucas, while maintaining her stocks, balancing her insurance, and the protection of the mob Miss Wise will ultimately school the onlookers.

This is a very detailed book filled with painstaking truths, lust, betrayal, and more importantly greed! Will Little Miss Wise be triumphant in the end?
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By S. Hudson on October 16, 2003
Format: Paperback
Am I the only one that gets emotional over books? I can think of very few books that have evoked the type of emotion that Little Girl Lost has caused in me and I couldn't put the book down until I had turned the last page. I was angry throughout the book for the most part and that was a strange emotion for me to while reading. I was angry that the 15 -year-old protagonist, Johnnie Wise suffered greatly at the hands of the one person we learn to trust early in our life, our mother. Her mother sold her virginity to the insurance man, Earl Shamus on Christmas Eve in exchange for Christmas presents and Christmas dinner. Propagating the sins her mother grievously committed against her, Johnnie's mother was sold off as a young girl as well. It angered me to see that these two women could sit around and discuss prostitution as if this is normal behavior.
Johnnie had the ability to make men wish for younger days and fancier ways. Although 15, she was built up like a 30 year old woman and surprisingly had the fit and finish of a much older woman. Well versed in the fact that she was robbed of a childhood, I admired her courage to make lemonade from the lemons. Her many benefactors each granted her something other than money that she could grow from. She learned quickly that she had something worth cherishing and that same something would afford her a better lifestyle. In spite of her situation, Johnnie extruded grace and poise in spite of. She walked an amazing line between adolescence and adulthood, still wanting to pursue relationships more age appropriate while fulfilling her perceived lot in life.
Little Girl Lost wasn't just about Johnnie, really. It showcased a mindset of the era. Set in New Orleans in the 1950's, there are racial overtones throughout that angered me as well.
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10 of 13 people found the following review helpful By The RAWSISTAZ Reviewers on July 16, 2005
Format: Paperback
How does a church-going, singing-in-the choir, piano-playing Christian end up as a prostitute? Her mother sells her to an eager white man, of course. Sixteen-year-old Johnnie Wise's life will be forever changed after the rainy Christmas Eve when her mother, Marguerite, decides to introduce her to the world of prostitution that Marguerite has inhabited since being sold by her own mother. Feeling soiled and dirty, Johnnie turns her forced prostitution into an advantage. Investing the money that Earl Shamus pays her, she uses her newly acquired bedroom skills to convince the man to buy her a home in an upscale black neighborhood. While all of this was taking place, she finds a man who truly loves her; she returns that love, promising him that the prostitution will eventually end. Then her new lover's gangster boss wants Johnnie and the true tension begins.

Marguerite, in a fit of jealousy and envy over her sixteen-year-old daughter's good luck, attempts to blackmail one of her own customers, who just happens to be head of the Ku Klux Klan, into buying her a home in the same neighborhood. Things rapidly begin to fall apart for everyone when the Grand Dragon takes his revenge.

Keith Lee Johnson has written a suspenseful novel filled with rage, revenge, sex and even genuine love. The picture he paints of Louisiana in the 1950s is fascinating and is something of a history lesson in itself. I do hope Mr. Johnson is writing a sequel so we can follow Johnnie Wise and witness the rest of her extraordinary life.

Reviewed by alice Holman

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